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Time magazine’s cover isn’t bold or brave. It’s exploitative.

When a heart-wrenching photograph isn’t enough, it tells us something distressing about society — and media.<p>The cover of Time magazine’s July 2 issue — depicting President Trump and a crying immigrant child — is being shared at lightning speed across the internet, with people calling it “powerful,” …

Immigration

How to shoot conceptual photography

Conceptual photography is a type of fine art photography that is hard to define since it transcends the definition of genres such as portraiture, …

Landscape Photography

Japanese Artist Spends Years Completing Enormous, Intricate Pen and Ink Drawings

Working with infinite patience, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda spends years creating large-scale pen and ink drawings. His elaborate masterpieces, which are churned out one at a time, are a visual treasure hunt for viewers. It's possible to spend hours gazing at every inch of Ikeda's pen and ink …

19th-Century ‘Ribbon Maps’ Let You Put the Entire Mississippi River in Your Pocket

Before the advent of GPS and Google Maps, plenty of people spent a lot of time fumbling with bulky atlases on the road. But what if they discovered that they could fit 2,600 miles in your pocket? And what if they realized this was actually first accomplished in 1866? Known as <b>ribbon maps</b>, the …

Mississippi River

8 Contemporary Stained Glass Artists Who Are Redefining the Ancient Craft

Though the words “stained glass art” may trigger thoughts of medieval cathedral windows, today’s contemporary artists are proving that the thousand-year-old craft is anything but outdated. Throughout ancient history, stained glass art was traditionally made in flat panels, featured biblical …

Paper Quilling Genius Uses Impressionist Techniques With a Contemporary Twist

Paper is a powerful tool in creativity. Aside from being a place for effortless sketches, it can be folded and sculpted into three-dimensional works. Yulia Brodskaya is one artist who transforms the everyday material into wondrous and colorful creations. She does so with her amazing <b>paper quilling</b> …

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or …

The Wakanda Reader

Everything you wanted to know about Wakanda and urbanism, but were afraid to ask.<p>If you haven’t seen the Marvel superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i> yet, you must be at least a tiny bit mystified about all of the chatter and story-sharing happening on your timelines, particularly the ones about something …

Post Office pays tribute to local centenarians

THE Barbados Postal Service has paid tribute to citizens of Barbados who reached the milestone of 100 years through its stamp issue, Centenarians of …

Welcome To The Paradoxical World Of Korean Christmas

Here are the hottest Christmas purchases in Korea this year, according to Lotte Department Store’s holiday catalog: pairs of wine glasses; perfume; lavish cakes; and a red lingerie set for one’s “home party.”<p>As for kiddos and uncoupled people? Looks like they just get a lump of coal.<p>Not unlike …

100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available Online to Any Art Lover

In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been redesigned to make it easier for art history buffs to explore, share, and download the 100,000 freely available digitized art history texts it hosts—which you can search for directly, or filter by creator, subject, language, …

Art

People Are Planting Flowers in Potholes Their City’s Neglecting to Fix

Today, many contemporary artists and creative problem-solvers strive to come up with inventive solutions to aesthetic problems. In addition to broken artifacts and forgotten everyday objects, works enhanced by these imaginative individuals include public spaces and streets—namely, those plagued …

Daffodils

20+ Amazing 3D Street Art Illusions That Will Play Tricks on Your Mind

At its best, street art and graffiti stops you in your tracks. In fact, the results are often jaw-dropping. And while virtual and augmented reality is all the rage, certain artists have been creating 3D street art for quite some time.<p>When we think of 3D art, the most common form that springs to …

Star War Fans Turn Popular IKEA Lamp Into Death Star

Lylelo and her boyfriend are self-proclaimed Star Wars nerds. So when they read online that people were turning IKEA’s signature PS 2014 Pendant Lamp …

I do love a bit of dimensional, colourful, shaded type. Magnificent mural by @alexjfowkes

I do love a bit of dimensional, colourful, shaded type. Magnificent mural by @alexjfowkes<br>#lettering #signpainting #chromatics not #typography http://bit.ly/2bb8Dol

Gorgeous Flower Parade Features Giant Floats Made From Thousands of Dahlias

Since 1936, the town of Zundert in the south of the Netherlands has hosted an annual flower parade called Corso Zundert, featuring moving floats festooned with bright spreads of blooms. Each year, 20 groups of volunteers arrive from different hamlets to compete with their massive and magnificent …

The Amazing Contraption That Made This Impossible Burger Drop Shot Possible

The burger drop shot, where the ingredients of the world’s most perfect food appear to fall from the sky and perfectly stack themselves upon landing, …

Lettering by @tobiassaul

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Architecture Archives

July 13, 2018<p>Colorful Glamping Pods Let You Spend a Night of Luxury in a South Korean Forest<p>If you love de-stressing outdoors but aren’t so fond of bugs and dirt, these minimalist camping pods might be just what you’re looking for. These “glamping” accommodations allow guests to spend time in …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nomencreatures: Animal Illustrations Reveal Names for Groups of Animals

PARADE of elephants<p>Illustrator and designer Mal Jones found the perfect project to keep himself creative for over a year, while also promoting the “illustration chops” of Rocketkoi—a full-service design company he co-founded with his wife Sarah Meskin. The artist embarked on a playful series about …

Map of Jupiter's South

This map of Jupiter is the most detailed global color map of the planet ever produced. The round map is a polar stereographic projection that shows …

4 Design Elements That Cooled Houses Before the Invention of Air Conditioning

Floor plans maximized air flow.<p>Home air-conditioning units have been available to the wealthy since 1914, but they didn't reach the middle class until the post-World War II economic boom, when they became standard in suburban developments.<p>That wasn't that long ago, which begs the question, …

Simple Invention Could Alleviate the Global Water Crisis

In Africa and Asia, 750 million people lack adequate access to safe drinking water. To retrieve water for their families, women and children are often required to trek an average of six kilometers with heavy 20-liter buckets balanced on their heads. This process is not only time-consuming and …

Colorful Paper Quilled Portraits Explore the Stories Told Through Faces of the Elderly

Russian-born, UK-based artist Yulia Brodskaya has made an international name for herself as a gifted paper quilling genius. The artist has, arguably, single-handedly reintroduced the masses to a beautifully embellished art form, which dates back to the Renaissance, when French and Italian nuns and …

These Guys Just Built the World’s Largest Nerf Gun

Spaceship engineer Mark Rober teams up with the duo at Eclectical Engineering to build the world’s largest Nerf gun and the results are awesome.

Uncertain Future for Earth’s Biggest Telescope

(<i>Hear Nadia Drake interviewed live about the Arecibo telescope on Science Friday from Public Radio International, on Friday June 10 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST</i>.)<p>Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant …

Single Stroke Roman

I spotted this handy guide to nib angles in Speedball Text Book (Edition 15). Note the dotted lines show the twist of the pen.<p>Found in Clint Harvey awesome collection of specimens and ephemera.